The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is quite opulent by nature, but it can always be more luxurious. That is why Mercedes is introducing a Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV, the first electric car with the Maybach label. That comes as no surprise, by the way. We’ve had a camouflaged copy in front of the lens before and in 2021 Mercedes itself presented the Mercedes-Maybach EQS as a concept car. At the time, it was a harbinger of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV that was yet to be revealed, but it is therefore even more a harbinger of the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV that has yet to be revealed. Although new in this form, the recipe is well known. After the earlier ‘revival’ with the 62 and 57, separate models, Maybach has become a sub-label that stands for the ultimate in luxury. With the S-class, this also means an endlessly extended wheelbase. In the case of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, Mercedes makes it easier by leaving the bodywork intact and that also seems to apply to the electric Maybach EQS. The difference must therefore come from an even more lavish interior, undoubtedly with a lot of attention to the situation in the back, and a further ‘pimped up’ appearance. We deliberately use that word, because at Maybach they are certainly not averse to some bling-bling. The new spy images give a good idea of what to expect. For example, the Mercedes star is clearly on the nose here. This is the first time with an EQ model, as the Maybach is also the only GLS with the star still on the hood. This solution does raise the question of what will happen to the large, now empty area below it. We’re guessing that the vertical bars visible at the bottom of the bumper of this car, unique to the Maybach, are extended into the higher ‘grille’. A bit like the AMG, but then more numerous, with even more chrome and without a brand logo. Also count on solid chrome wheels, a chrome D-pillar and an optional two-tone body. We also expect differences with the regular EQS SUV under the skin, especially in the field of powertrain. The current top model is the 523 hp strong GLS 580, but there is probably still room for improvement. Perhaps Mercedes will even see a chance to give the range a little push, with which the 600-kilometer limit can also be broken with this super-fast four-wheel drive. When will the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV arrive? Nothing is certain, but it can’t last very long.